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AP® Literature and Composition

  • Name:

    AP® Literature and Composition (ENGL500)

  • Department:

    Language Arts

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    American Literature (ENGL300); A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year

AP® Literature and Composition

Description:

AP® Literature is designed to strengthen the student’s ability to read and interpret the various genres and motifs in literature. This class will help prepare the student to take the AP® exam in Literature at the end of the school year, but the class will not “teach to the test.” Students will write multiple essays utilizing excellent analysis, structure, and phrasing. Literature readings will be mainly from British Literature, with selections from World Literature added. This class covers many of the literary pieces that the British Literature class covers, but it does so at a higher level, as it covers the worldviews of each major literary movement.

Special Notes:

If you are planning to take the AP® exam associated with this course, then be aware that beginning in Fall 2019 the College Board requires that all students register in October of each school year to take the exam which is held in early May. You must make your decision early. There are penalties associated with late registration and with registering and then deciding not to take the exam at a later date. Please plan accordingly. For more information or if you have more questions, please visit  https://apcentral.collegeboard.org . Once on the site, search Home-Schooled Students to find information on locating testing locations near you.

As an online school, NorthStar Academy is not a testing center. We are a certified AP course provider. Students must locate a face to face school in their local area that will allow them to sit the exam with their students.

This version of the course is not Dual Credit eligible. To receive Dual Credit, you must register for the DC version of this course, if available.

FROM THE TEACHER

The AP Literature and Composition Exam has the reputation of being one of the more challenging of the AP exams. It’s true that Literature analysis can be intimidating, but this course is designed to quell fear and instill confidence! The experience of quality Literature is essential to life, so I’ve selected each of our readings for enjoyment and effective analysis. Throughout the course, you will grow in your understanding of literary terms and tools, and then, through guided practice and reflection, you will strengthen your analytical and composition skills. We are going to work through each genre and skillset featured on the AP Literature Exam so you will be prepared and confident. I’m excited to share this learning journey with you and celebrate your success!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

Everything was in order to be followed exactly. Really nice having the notes at the beginning of each week.

This course was very informative and I am excited for next semester.

This teacher is amazing and I am so thankful to have been put in her class. It is not hard to see that she genuinely cares about english and her students and it is a very inspiring and motivating energy.

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